Oft did I marle (Thomas Tomkins)

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  • (Posted 2010-08-14)  CPDL #22077:       
Editor: Diana Thompson (submitted 2010-08-14).   Score information: A4, 8 pages, 82 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score.

General Information

Title: Oft did I marle
Composer: Thomas Tomkins

Number of voices: 6vv   Voicing: SSAATB
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1622 in Songs of 3-6 parts, no. 25

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Original text and translations

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Oft did I marle, how in thine eyes,
Water and fire, did dwell together,
Seeing tis knowne, in contraries,
Each seekes the hurt & spoil of either,
But fire and water there may mell,
Where love and hate together dwell.